GeekWire Calendar: Meetups

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Data Science Demo Day – Seattle

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Galvanize Data Demo Day: April 18th, 2019 Meet Our Graduates: Come and stay for as little or as long as you like, and bring your business cards! Our data science students are selected for their quantitative ability, programming experience, communication skills, and data science potential. They are expanding on their impressive backgrounds with 12 weeks of hands-on, project-based, data science training in our program. Each student spends the last two weeks of the program on a self-directed data science project…

Partner Power Hour: Demystifying Web Accessibility

April 19 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Awareness about web accessibility has been building in the past several years, but it can be hard to know where to start. This talk will discuss what accessibility is and why it’s important, run through common use cases, and share tools and resources for building accessibility into our work. About the presenter: Utah Newman is a front end engineer at Drift Marketplace, a renewable energy startup, where she heads up the company’s accessibility efforts. Also, she loves karaoke.

Board Game Play Testing at Around the Table

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us every 3rd Saturday at Around the Table Gamer Pub in Lynnwood from 12pm to 5pm to playtest prototype board games from indie tabletop game designers. If you love playing board games or want to learn more about the game design process, this event is for you! Enjoy an afternoon of playing games, sharing your feedback, and meeting indie game designers in our community. Please RSVP so we can see you there! Drop-ins are most welcome!

Tech Career Mentoring

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get (or give) real-world advice on Seattle-area tech careers. Bring laptops and be prepared for real-time resume updates and job searches.

Fireside Chat with Microsoft | Flatiron School Seattle

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At Flatiron School, we believe in choosing careers we love. Sometimes that means reinventing and redefining our career paths to align with our passions and values. Please join us in a night of career exploration conversations with Ashley McNamara, Director of Open Source Initiatives at Microsoft. Ashley leads Microsoft’s Developer Advocacy and specializes in Linux, Containers, Go, and OpenSource Technologies. She acts as a bridge between outside developers and Microsoft, driving platform adoption through developer communities and driving change into…

Spring has Sprung Happy Hour at Code Fellows

April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for drinks, snacks and good conversation with Code Fellows' students, staff, and alumni. You'll have an opportunity to learn more about Code Fellows’ programs and what a future career in coding can look like for you. Agenda: 4:30 - 5:00: Mingling 5:00 - 5:30: Brief introduction to Code Fellows 5:30 - 6:30: Additional networking and mingling with Code Fellows staff and instructors We’re here to hang out and answer your questions. Low pressure, great drinks, top-notch alumni, and…

Founders Live Seattle

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an incredible Spring evening at The Collective as you hang with other entrepreneurs and hear from 5 awesome Seattle startups. Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only…

Partner Power Hour – The Interview Process, What Hiring Managers Are Looking For

April 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

You landed the interview, now what? How do you prepare? What's involved? In this talk, we'll go over some of the industry standards for an engineering interview, what hiring managers are looking for and most importantly, how to increase your chances of getting hired! About the presenter: Dariel Unson is a Software Development Manager with over 18 years of industry experience designing and coding for a variety of application and content sites ranging from sporting news to programmatic advertising applications.…

Board Game Night with GeekGirlCon

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for a hosted night of tabletop gaming, socializing, and delicious coffee! Games available or bring your own.

The Journey Back to Graduate: Documentary Screening & Discussion

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Young people drop out of high school for many reasons and if they decide to return to school to get their GED, the journey back is not always an easy one. Join YP Impact at the Ballard Library for a screening of the award-winning documentary Night School. Daniel Benner, Education and Employment Program Coordinator for the Eastside Reengagement Center at Friends of Youth (YP Impacts featured nonprofit of the quarter) will talk briefly about the work they are doing to…

Startup Happy Hour at Jobscan

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our first Startup Happy Hour was a success! Join us again in April for happy hour, where you can learn about what other entrepreneurial minds are working on and network with other founders, engineers and creatives! Any local startups are welcome to come. Attendance is free and snacks and drinks will be provided, but we ask that you register on Eventbrite to confirm attendance. The event will be held at Jobscan’s headquarters in the heart of Pioneer Square. Jobscan is…

North Seattle Open Source Project Hackathon

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Open Source Hackathon meetups provide an opportunity to work with others on Open Source Projects. For new contributors, there will be seasoned contributors and projects maintainers available during the meetup to help direct you through the process. All contributions, from code to graphic design and documentation are welcome. If you’ve always wanted to get involved in Open Source or work on projects with other developers in the community this is a great way to start! Free and open to all…

W/S/C: Open Source Hours

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate open source over food, drinks, learning and great company. We'll be working together with mentors to make contributions to various open source projects. Featured projects include Google's Flutter and Formidable's Nuka-Carousel, Spectacle and Victory. All experience levels welcome! Note: This meet-up is only for those who identify as a woman or non-binary.

Twilio Talks Seattle

May 2 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We are on a mission to bring a community together to share, learn and code the future of communications. At this event, the best and brightest people will come together for discussions on how to build innovative customer engagement experiences with APIs. Whether you are a developer, product manager, technologist, digital innovator - Twilio Talks is for you.

Solid Seattle

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The web needs a mid-course correction. Solid, an open source project led by WWW inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, is leading the way. Solid lays the foundation for a future that puts users in control of their data and frees developers to focus on building apps that deliver value. Register now to join us at Galvanize Seattle for an overview of the Solid technology and an introduction to members of the Solid community. Learn how Solid works and how to get…

Hadrware Happy Hour

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We will be hosting our May meetup at Postdoc Brewing. A food truck has not been announced yet but I am sure there will be one. Check back closer to the event since I will update once I know. If there will not be food I will make sure to send out a note. • What we'll do Hang out and share hardware and embedded software stories! • What to bring Any projects you want to share! • Important to…

Partner Power Hour: The 6 Rules of Visual Design

May 3 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Does the thought of making visual design decisions in the middle of building your website or app give you the cold sweats? Are you happy to leave those calls to "the experts"? In this talk, you will learn how to make design decisions with confidence, plus learn some foundational design practices to immediately improve the visual design of your website or app. About the presenter: Sarah is a freelance designer and writer based in the Pacific Northwest. She believes in…

Seattle Code 101: Intro to Software Development & Careers in Tech

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

TF Product Management | Launch Event

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is FREE to attend, but you must register. We invite you to attend the launch event for TF Product Management, an Evening Event Series focused on advanced-level discussions, speaker to attendee interactions, and facilitated networking sessions. Our events start out with Facilitated Networking Sessions, where the TF Team provides questions to attendees to ask each other, followed by interactive speaker session where speakers discuss advanced level topics and pose questions to the audience, and then concludes with a…

Javascript Final Presentations – Open to the public!

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our community in celebrating the accomplishments of our 401 graduates while also getting an exclusive look at the projects that are created during a week-long development sprint. The group presentations will give you a great sense of the stories and backgrounds of the graduates coming out of Code Fellows, while also providing insights into the skill sets gained over the past 10 weeks. In just 5 days, these students plan, build, and launch an MVP to demonstrate their development…

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